Mccann-Erickson Worldgroup Framingham , MA 01702
Reporting to the Creative Director of CRAFT Boston, the Associate Creative Director UX/Digital will manage a team of designers responsible for creative projects across all digital platforms. Taking the lead on high-level UX projects, you'll use your industry-leading digital experience and strategic thinking to deliver breakthrough design concepts. Working alongside other creative and content leads, you'll integrate these concepts into high-quality digital and web solutions that engage customers and keep our clients asking for more. As a leader within the Creative Team, you'll play a critical role in fostering a culture that inspires team members to be passionate about what they do, instill a willingness to learn, and establish a desire to collaborate and partner with in doing great work together.
The perfect fit for this role is someone who is highly creative, strategic and innovative, a strong collaborator and partner, and an excellent storyteller through traditional and digital mediums. As a leader in the Creative Team, it is essential to develop a positive relationship with your clients and understand their needs, instill confidence, while also fostering an innovative spirit that inspires them to dream big. Most importantly, we ask that the Associate Creative Director, along with all of our team members, hold themselves accountable and inspire others to perform at their best by living up to one simple commitment:
Be the best version of you every day.
Manage the day-to-day creative responsibilities for the UX design team
Review creative deliverables providing oversight as well as giving critical feedback
Provide creative concepting and executional expertise to integrated campaigns that are developed across all creative platforms
Drive high-level UX & UI design that combines a strategic and customer centric design
Drive and inspire creative thinking on your team; demonstrating brand and creative leadership to your team and agency partners
Mentor team reports while providing them a positive environment to grow and learn
Proactively seek to stay ahead of industry design trends, market developments and technology
Lead by example to deliver award-worthy work that inspires and generates measurable results for clients
Foster a strong working relationship with Project Management and Creative Execution teams
Collaborate with leadership in hiring, mentoring, and guiding all creative team members to ensure the highest quality of work and personal development
Spearhead consistent brand application and ensure UX standards & methodologies, including ADA compliance, are being upheld
Partner with cross-functional creative teams (Strategy, Content, Social, and Development) to tell our clients' stories in engaging ways while translating them across a broad mix of media/platforms
WHO WE ARE
At CRAFT Worldwide, we've been fortunate enough to assemble a team of the industry's best craftspeople, each with a rich and robust background in advertising, adaptation and production. Over 1,000 employees in 120 countries and 25 markets make up this talented network with specialty in global broadcast/video production, print production, digital production and global translation.
Within the CRAFT network, our CRAFT Boston agency is unique our team includes passionate, experienced creatives and production talent. We love a strategic challenge. We are problem solvers, collaborators, and incredibly good people. We work hard, fast and smart to produce well-crafted work for our clients. To make it all happen we live by this simple commitment: Be the best version of you every day.
CRAFT Boston is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.
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5+ years of creative leadership in high performing UX/Visual design teams
3+ years of Agency experience
Ability and willingness to recognize the best creative solution
Full understanding of UX/Visual design standards with proven experience in design and development processes for web and mobile properties
Creative/strategic thought leader (and doer) with an eye for detail
Understand the value of fostering a customer-led approach combined with the ability to lead and produce strong creative work
Communication, presentation and networking skills that give you a presence in a room while earning respect of others
Expert knowledge within industry leading design software, including the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Sketch
8+ years of creative leadership in high performing UX/Visual design teams
Deep understanding of human behavior within digital commerce & retail properties
Experienced in leading & inspiring integrated creative teams (Print and Digital)
Strong creative brainstorming, ideation, and related problem-solving skills
Proven track record as a big picture thinker who pushes the creative envelope
Outstanding verbal & written communication skills
Highly organized with ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.